Monday, August 17, 2009

Peachy Sweet News - National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month From August 18th - Sept 30th (while supplies last) you can order this lovely card making kit to celebrate National Stamping Month! What comes in this kit?
The Everyday Celebration card kit, designed exclusively for National Stamping Month in September, includes:
1 - My Acrylix® Everyday Celebration Stamp Set (D-size) (Only available with this kit!)
16 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Colonial White Card Bases
1 - 12" x 12" Dutch Blue Cardstock
1 - 12" x 12" Colonial White Cardstock
4 - 12" x 12" B&T Duos® Paper
1 -Chocolate Distressing Ink
1 -Dutch Blue Distressing Ink
1 -Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate Collection
1- 5' Chocolate Ribbon with Colonial White Stitch
1- Foam
- Sponge
16 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Colonial White Envelopes
1- Full Color Step-by-Step Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Colonial White, Dutch Blue, Sweet Leaf
How can I get this kit?
1. Purchase it for $39.95 2. Puchase $60 in My Acrylix stamp sets and receive it FREE! (This is a great time to purchase any retiring sets that you want to add to your collection!) 3. Host a gathering from Sept 1 - Sept 30 of $400 or more and receive it for FREE! 4. Join Close To My Heart as a consultant during September and receive it in your starter kit for FREE! I just received my kit this week and it is beautiful! If you want to see it in person, just ask me. Also, if you order in August, and your order exceeds $100, then you will also receive the August SOTM.
You are going to love Close to My Heart's August Stamp of the Month My Acrylix Stamp Set - It's Your Day! This stamp set is versatile, for kids and "big" kids too. You will love the images which will be perfect for layouts, party gift bags and invitations, and birthday cards too.
Each month, the SOTM is available on a sliding scale based on your purchase for that month. You can even earn it for FREE! Just place your qualifying order on my website or email me if you have questions or want any assistance. Don't miss out on this cute set available now (Aug 09).

Peachy Sweet News - I'm Back!

Peachy Heart Greetings! I have just returned from Boston – I just loved it there! The architecture is so bueatiful and I fell in love with an old fire house right near our hotel - bet I took 20 pictures of it alone! We had the pleasure of seeing the JFK Library, Fenway Park and a Red Sox game - quite exciting stuff! I am glad to be home, but I am so behind. I do have several upcoming events I need to tell you about! Please watch for news about them…I hope to have details on my website and here in the next couple of days, so watch for it and then check it out and come see me! By now most of the kids are back to school -- at least here in Middle Georgia they are, and at my house, we are trying to settle back in to some kind of routine! I hope you captured all those back to school moments for your albums and are ready to preserve your memories this fall! Today, Monday, August 17th, is the last day to receive a FREE paper pack with a $100 purchase as part of our THANKS-A-BRATION offer through CTMH! Get your orders in TODAY to take advantage of this special offer! CTMH RETIRED LIST: The list of items that will be retiring this year is now available. If you would like to see it please let me know and I will email it to you! SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH: You can order $60 of retiring stamp sets and get the Everyday Celebration card kit free starting 8/18 thru 9/30 (while supplies last). This lovely card making kit is available to celebrate National Stamping Month! And lastly, dont forget...the newest CTMH Idea Book goes live on 1 watching for an update on my Open House, so you can come get your copy of our newest Idea Book.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Peachy Sweet News - New Idea Book

Well I hope everyone in Houston and Bibb counties experienced a great "back to school" on Tuesday. My daughter is in Middle School (sob, sigh, sob) and growing up to fast for me.
New Idea Book: I am so excited...our newest Idea Book, goes "live" on 1 September! I have been hearing wonderful things about our new products and I can't wait to share the products and new book with you. Be watching for information on how to get the newest book free at my Open House coming up at the end of August.
Save The Date: I will be teaching two classes at a multi-venue crop on 7 November. The crop will be from 9 to 9, location will be local to WR and more details will be forthcoming. The theme is "Therapy Crop...are you addicted to paper crafting? Need support? If so, don't worry, we're here to "doctor" you up!" Will be save this date.
Another Date to Save: 12-14 March 2010, the Garden of Memories...a cropping, crafting and creative celebration of Memories! I will be teaching classes and the location will be Perry, Georgia, National Fairgrounds/AG Center. More details will follow.
Let me scoot...need to get coorindating and finalizing some details don't I? Peachy Heart hugs, Debbie

Fall Card Duo

Here are two samples for fall...hope one inspires you. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Halloween Card - Happy Haunting

With "Back to School" behind me, I am now thinking ahead. Halloween and Fall are on the horizon. I have not made anything with these themes yet this year, so I thought I would post some I made previously, to get us all in the fall mood. I made this card with the very first Halloween themed stamp set I ever had. It is CTMH D1180, Happy Haunting, a very versatile Halloween set. Eeek! Isn't that what we say when we see spiders? Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CTMH Corporate Creations - Emporium LO

More artwork falling in from CTMH Corporate - their artists are terrific! Take a look at this cute layout using the Emporium papers. I just love this color combination don't you?
Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Peachy Sweet News SOTM - Aug 09

August 09: D1359, Its Your Day Stamp of the Month. This stamp set is perfect for party artwork! Use these versatile words and images to celebrate the best days of your year.Available August 1–31, 2009 only. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Peachy Sweet News - December 09

CTMH Specials and Promotions:
A SPECIAL OFFER JUST FOR YOU! Our Online Clearance sale that began on Wed, 2 Dec, continues through 17 Dec or WHILE SUPPLIES last. Items are 50 to 80% off. Inventory is limited, so shop early to ensure you get the sale items you want. To check out the sale items and get additional details, go to my website and select the Holiday Heyday link. "Armchair shopping from your seat and not your feet." Happy shopping - let me know if you have any questions.
Spring 2010 Idea Book is coming soon! On January 1st Close To My Heart will release the latest and greatest Idea Book full of new products, ideas, techniques and inspiration! Watch for news soon regarding my January Open House! I'll have tons of new product for you to see plus ~ Make and Takes! ~ Technique Tables! ~ Snacks! ~ Door prizes! RSVP and you will get your copy of the Spring Idea Book FREE and be ready to place your order January 1st! (More details to come - Currently location is TBD.) Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Flounder" 9x9 LO

I participated in a Disney Alphabet Swap. One slot I took was letter F. My son Brian watched this movie (The Little Mermaid) about 65 times the first week we got it (but shhh, don't tell anyone). So, I just had to do Flounder. I drew him and colored him in with colored pencils. Ha Ha, the joke was on me, I had to make 27 of these LOs -- at least it wasn't 65!! Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Who doesn't love cookies?? These are samples of my Christmas Cookie swap. These layouts show that you can put your recipe into a pocket. I love variations - I hope one of these inspires you. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Layered Pumpkin Pie Layouts

Here are two samples of a layout done for another Recipe Swap. Here I used the L Solo stamp. I also used Autumn Terracotta cardstock. I punched the pie using my Sizzix. Makes me long for November so I can have some pumpkin pie. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Walnut Cookies LO

I made these layouts for a Christmas recipe swap...I tried to have the "flip up" holding the recipe look like a Christmas light box. Again, I used a Solo stamp, letter W and I believe I used New England Ivy and Holiday Red cardstocks. Ready to try a recipe layout yet? Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Festive Fall Pumpkin Dip and Cinammon Chips

Here is a sample of a recipe layout with the second recipe on a tag, that tucks in behind the primary recipe. In this case, the dip recipe is on top; the recipe for the chips is tucked behind. Remember to not secure the side down that you will be tucking the tag in behind. I used the letter F Solo stamp on this LO and I used Crystal Blue and Blush cardstocks from CTMH. The stamp set I used is Alfresco, though it is not of snowflake images, I just love the one small image and to me, it resembles a snowflake. Peachy heart hugs,

Roughin It

I love doing 6 x 6 recipe layouts. Check mine out and maybe you will get hooked on them too. They are can get four pages out of a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock. Also, they are super fast. If you have a really long recipe, you can make a tag to add the extra info or say it is a two part recipe, like for cake and the icing, you can split them...putting the cake recipe on the layout and the incing on a tag that you tuck behind the cake recipe. I will post more samples to inspire you.
I love using them as gifts and doing themes or the for more posts of some I made previously. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Witches Shoes

Aren't these STINKIN CUTE? Lynita helped us make these cute little candy holders, which are paper witches shoes. I love them...not sure what brand of paper the patterned papers are, but the cardstock is from CTMH. I need to dig out my pattern and start making them now for Halloween. Peachy Heart hugs, Debbie

Playful Petals Card

I love this paper kit from CTMH, called Caprice. I love the way the colors pop off of the chocolate. The stamp set is Playful Petals. If you have not peeked at "Wishes" or "Originals", it is a must for card makers. Jeannette Lynton is fabulously creative and her tips, techniques and sketches are so versatile and pretty, you will want these books. Ask me, I'd be glad to show you, or if I have a spare copy, lend it to you. Happy card making! Peachy heart hugs, Debbie

Acrylix Visual

CTMH was the first to introduce "clear" stamps. If you have not used clear stamps before and are still using rubber stamps, sometimes called "woodies", you are really missing out. I love this visual. It compares woodies with acrylix. If you have not tried our stamps and would like to, contact me. I'd love to demo our stamps for you. Have fun stamping! Debbie

Cards Made with Notebook

It really took me a while to warm up to this paper kit. There was only one or two of the B&T papers that I liked, but I was not crazy about all of them. (B&T is Background and Texture paper...CTMH language for patterned paper.) But then my friend and sister consultant Kimberly used this kit in a team swap we did and I just LOVED her swap! Kimberly is a wonderful artist and her work is very detailed and always so very pretty. So her artwork inspired me to give this paper kit a second chance. Here are the cards I made...I have to say that I have found that once I play with a paper kit, I usually change my mind about it...and this kit was no exception. I LOVE these papers now. I used D1320, Shining Star, for the stamping. Pretty huh? Thanks always inspire me. Peachy Heart hugs, Debbie

Free Spirit LO

The Free Spirit papers from CTMH speak "AUTUMN" to me. I just love the fall! I love the every changing beauty in the landscape, God's handiwork. The colors are so rich and they blend so well together. I love the breeze and the shadows and the birds and the crisp quick movements made by everyone scurrying a little faster because the weather is brisk. I also love scarecrows and pumpkins, and crows and I love corn on the cob and I love fall festivals at school, craft festivals in small towns across Georgia and I love our trunk or treat at church. SO many things to love about fall. I love wearing turtlenecks with sweaters and sweatshirts. I love this color scheme. This paper kit would be great with any of these fall themes. I hope this layout, colors or papers inspire you to get ready for fall. Happy crafting! Peachy Heart hugs, Debbie

Paper Garden LO

Happy Saturday everyone. I had a fabulous time today...scrapping with Alesha and her friends. We made a really fun tropical layout and even the newbies finished and more imporantly, liked the layout they created. Below is a very pretty layout, made with the CTMH Paper Garden papers -- very soft, very springtime. Peachy heart hugs, Debbie